Oil Rig Explosion Injuries
Have you been injured in an oil rig accident?
Sadly, it is no surprise that oil rig workers are highly susceptible to injury in the event of an accident. Not only do they face the rigorous task of operating heavy machinery, but they face the possibility of suffering a life-altering injury, as well—should they be in the path of an explosion, a fire or an eruption of hazardous fumes. For this reason, it has become increasingly important for all such workers, and their supervisors, to secure a safe environment and ensure that all safety regulations are being followed. Failing to do so could have devastating consequences, which is, unfortunately, evident when looking at oil rig explosions that have occurred throughout history.
After workers had used a torch to cut an oil line on the platform, they were soon engulfed by a fiery explosion. A total of eleven people were seriously injured. Four of them suffered second and third degree burns while another was found dead at the bottom of the ocean. Although the damage that was done could have been much worse, the lives of those eleven workers have been changed forever. Not only may some of these workers be forced to endure the ramifications of permanent disfigurement, but at least one other has lost their life. For this reason, the victims and their families should not hesitate to pursue the level of compensation that they are owed, as damages may in order in the event that a worker has sustained a serious oil rig explosion injury, including:
Brain & Spinal Cord Injuries
The brain and the spinal cord are necessary components in the central nervous system. When one or both of them are seriously damaged, the consequences are often permanent. Both are vital to relaying the commands of the brain to the rest of the body, so when one cannot properly function, the victim may not be able to control their motor functions.
When dealing with a variety of toxic and highly flammable chemicals, it is not uncommon for an oil rig to quickly go up in flames once ignited. This poses an extreme threat to all workers in the vicinity in the event of an explosion or a fire, as they may not be able to escape a serious burn injury. This may lead to severe scarring or even permanent disfigurement.
Crush Injuries & Dismemberment
Working on an oil rig puts a worker at risk of sustaining a multitude of injuries, including crush injuries and possibly even dismemberment. In the event that a heavy object falls on top of a worker and crushes a leg, for example, they may have to undergo amputation and/or learn to live without the use of that limb.
Consult with an Oil Rig Explosion Attorney Today
If you have been involved in a serious oil rig explosion, it is imperative that you consult with an experienced lawyer immediately. You may be entitled to compensation for the harm that you have been forced to endure, so you should not hesitate to explore your legal options as soon as possible. At Arnold & Itkin LLP, we have been successful in recovering
billions of dollars for the victims of oil rig explosions and their families. For this reason, we urge you to take the time to speak to a knowledgeable attorney at our firm about the cause of your injuries and begin working toward obtaining the level of compensation that you deserve. By filling out and submitting a
free case evaluation form today you will be one step closer.